Past Cleveland Event: VOL 27


VOL 27

February 18, 2016
@ Music Box Supper Club

On Thursday, February 18th, join PKN CLE for the 2016 PKN season opener at the Music Box Supper Club in the West Bank of the Flats! As always, each presenter will show 20 images, each time to 20 seconds a piece for a total of six minutes and forty seconds! You are not going to want to miss this group of 10 carefully curated presenters! The presenter list will be announced shortly, please keep an eye on the PKN Webpage, our @PKNCLE twitter account and our Facebook page at PKNCLE!

The doors for PKN will open at 7:00pm, presentations will begin promptly at 8:20pm and be over by 10:30pm. We encourage everyone to show up a bit early and enjoy some GREAT beer, great views and most importantly great conversations!!!

Questions? Or interested in presenting at a future PKN? Please email us at

To help support the Global PKN Network, we will be asking for $2 donations at the door. If you cannot afford to part with the donation, we still want you to come and don't forget to bring friends.


The Dilemma of a Modern Violinist

@ VOL 27 ON FEB 18, 2016

In "The Dilemma of a Modern Violinist," professional violinist Ariel Clayton Karas chronicles humorous aspects of her musical journey and addresses the challenges classical musicians face with a genre long-considered to be "high art." Her presentation unfolds simply through all-text slides paired with a rotating soundtrack of music clips. Through "The Dilemma of the Modern Violinist," Ariel hopes new listeners will be inspired, and that "the keepers of this beautiful, unique genre of music never lose sight of its power to connect, not separate."


Disowned Customs - Motorcycle Fabricator

@ VOL 27 ON FEB 18, 2016

Dani Pajak is a motorcycle designer/builder in Cleveland who got his start in his own garage….he learned how to weld from a local company – Lincoln Electric – in a work-study type program when he was trying to turn his life around after the birth of his had daughter. Great stories of welding in the garage with her.


Today's Agenda

@ VOL 27 ON FEB 18, 2016

Artist Darius Steward talks about some fairly sensitive racial issues that are VERY current in Cleveland right now…these are issues that a lot of people have recently started to talk about seriously and hopefully soon start to really deal with. Great work. Great message. He is also a teacher at a really great local high school.



@ VOL 27 ON FEB 18, 2016

"I start to fall for the work, the possibility and wonder, of creating something so special to someone else but so much part of who I am." 

In Ladysmith from PechaKucha Night Cleveland Vol. 27, Jewelry maker Liza Michelle Rifkin asks why anyone chooses anyone else for a life of love?  Why does anyone need an engagement ring?  The process of designing and creating an engagement ring is a lot like dating she says.  Think - combined feelings of uncomfortableness and excitement, self-reflection and heart wrenching separation anxiety. Here she dives into the interesting process of make custom engagement rings for her clients. 


This was "PechaKucha of the Day" in Friday, May 13th, 2016.

Liza Michelle Rifkin
Ladysmith, Self Employed! in Cleveland
Nolan Beck
in Cleveland
Ariel Clayton Karas
Violinist, (Self-Employed!) in Cleveland
David Sabol
Teacher, founder of Told in Cleveland
Dave Robar
Architect in Cleveland
Dan Dean
in Cleveland
Dani Pajak
Weld engineer, Disowned Customs in Cleveland
Shawn Mishak
Assistant Director, Cleveland:Rocks Past, Present and Future in Cleveland

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